Lately, it seems that every time you turn on the news (or read Facebook news—however you get your info) a new natural disaster has occurred. I, personally, have felt very guilty on several occasions when I’ve realized that I’ve already forgotten about the tragedy that has struck one city, but only because several more tragedies have struck several other cities since. The Red Cross and other such organizations are busier than ever. Emergency sources—not to mention any extra money people have to spare to those in need—are spread thin right now. Many of the disasters have struck in places nobody ever imagined. Santa Barbara—a little beach paradise in Southern California where many celebrities buy second homes—has witnessed devastating fires and floods recently. If this has taught us anything, it’s that there is no such thing as being too prepared. On that note, here are emergency foods you should stockpile.
Dried nuts can last anywhere from three to six months when kept in an airtight container. They’re an efficient source of protein and fat, which are just the nutrients your body needs in survival situations.